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for coming tonight to celebrate the accomplishments of the latino community here in soon fran. >> welcome to the celebration here at city hall. >> i am mr. tores and director of neighborhood services. >> and i am ms. linqarga and work for the resource center. [applause] before we continue let's have another round for applause for dr. loco and the music provided. [applause] >> and tonight once the celebration and ceremony is over we hope you enjoy from refreshments and drinks with us. we have so much to celebrate tonight. >> and so many honorees to celebrate and are you true partners in making san francisco the best city in america in 2012. [applause] >> our theme for tonight's celebration is "community unity" because it's because of the collective efforts of the honorees across the diverse fields that bind us together. >> as we talk about about your programs and the media brings hope what means most to the community. we're we honor your success to san francisco or your distribution to the small businesses or the community or the youth or bringing the diversity to us through intricate soun
present latino heritage celebration day in san francisco. old and new the doors are open for everyone to lead and participate. [applause] >> if at this time if i could have all the honorees join us on stage for a picture with leader pelosi and mayor lee. [applause] please come up. richard carranza, jenny florez. jaime maldonado, louis. all of the honorees please come to the stage. our leaders from spark america. [applause] [applause] by the way for those of you that want to continue celebrating latino heritage month in a very celebratory way the giants just won. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you to all honorees. if you take a seat we will begin with the rest of the formal program. thank you mayor lee. thank you leader pelosi. for joining us here today and go giants. [applause] >> woo ! don't you love when we're all together. so we're going to try to get through the program quickly, so now we're going to move on to the next stage of our presentation tonight and we're going to be presenting our first award. we like to invite the newly appointed trustee
. [applause] [applause] by the way for those of you that want to continue celebrating latino heritage month in a very celebratory way the giants just won. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you to all honorees. if you take a seat we will begin with the rest of the formal program. thank you mayor lee. thank you leader pelosi. for joining us here today and go giants. [applause] >> woo ! don't you love when we're all together. so we're going to try to get through the program quickly, so now we're going to move on to the next stage of our presentation tonight and we're going to be presenting our first award. we like to invite the newly appointed trustee of city college in san francisco louis santos to the stage. [applause] our latina heritage education award this year goes to the new superintendent of the san francisco school district. ms. carranza. [applause] . ritual carranza was sworn in as the new superintendent of the district on june 27 of this year. richard held a position of director of instruction and social justice at the district since 2009. richard lead the implementa
and to empower latino educators and family to be sure that the school district is responsive to the community. and i also want to acknowledge secretary, ester casco. [ applause ] >> so there is no public speakers for the sign up for this. any comments from the board? >> commissioner mendoza? >> i do want to comment and i want to thank both of you for bringing this forward and it is an important acknowledgment in our community in i want to acknowledge that our mayor as well as speaker pelosi is celebrating over at city hall as we speak and we will be excusing our very own superintendent because he will be receiving the education award on behalf of honoring the month this evening. congratulations. >> miss, lee, yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, and the giants won, 1 to 1. >> thank you. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> is there a representative from lata here in >> yes. >> hello. hi, there, my name is loreta tores and i am the president of lata and one thing that i want to say is thank you so much. for this recognition, i
voice. this next poem is from my first poetry. this is for latinos in the house. can i get a woo. >> i want to break tradition about latino macheese mow. >> forget. i want to break tradition. because blood is supposed to be thicker. but you see, my friends and family, because they love and accept my and don't consider me, foreign language. they do not speak the language. everyone has green contacts. adopting supremist beliefs. when was the last time you saw them playing the maid? i want to break tradition. smashing it against the ground. where our spanish eyes are not blinded. we do not understand hate. foreign language. never. this next poem is called "outside". it's from bullets and butter flies. this is in celebration of gay pride month. hypocrisy exists when those results in violence. because in darkness, they are safe from reducing our brother and sisters and way too many others to name. they beat to the drum beats of liberty. the difference between us and the shadows of fear is we have a lot more space to breathe. yet the smell of equality is found outside and sexuality is the
european friends, our latino france, we are ready to help lead this state. and helped change the conversation and not only celebrate diversity, but use diversity for our strength. that is our strength. i want to signal to you, let's come together, let's use this opportunity to make sure we can celebrate our strength throughout the state. i also want to welcome carmen chu. thank you for joining us. we can really celebrate and we can bring this state for because i know -- he does not want to be alone in san francisco suggesting change. nobody wants to be alone. all of us can contribute to a more positive outlook on life. guess what -- when we look at where we came from, when we look at the parents that brought us here, the generations before us, we learned a great lesson. we learned lessons they faced, there were struggling to get past the barriers of discrimination. past the barriers of economic privilege, past the barriers of the new immigrants to this country. they forged ahead. some of us aren't new generations, the generation of kids i want to -- some of us are new generat
citywide. r log on -- our largest population is african-american and latino students from the bayview hunters point and mission district's. we work collectively with the school district. they worked really well on site at the office. when students are brought in, but as far as day-to-day operations, we all work with each other, even though we are three separate entities. we are getting attendance records. the school district is part of the counseling conferences we are having, so we all work together to support these young people speaking to the achievement gap issue and really speaking more to the schools and hoping they will no longer be truant. i want to mention young people are reporting a number of reasons why they are not going to school. there are number of factors. some young people expressed they could not travel from one part of the city to another. many of our young people who come through our doors are already behind significantly at least one semester, so they need the opportunities to recover that credit, and they do not know how to do that, which leads them to disengage
cat. i see myself trying to be more like james dean. i see carlos san tanna. more than sporadic latino explosions. as american as bruce spring teen and elvis presley. i see taco bell. i see purple, red, blue, green, orange. i see cheetah revera on broadway. as american as the lee's, the kennedys. none sound american to me. i am not a shamed. jose can you see. i pledge allegiance to this country. land of commercialism. if i can win gold medals. if i can sign my life away. ain't no language. this is my country too. i believe in free dom and diversity, need to get the hell out. [applause] >> i have one more performer. can you believe that? i am so excited. he is a very kind man to be here. he's a total icon. tales of the city. his book that was made do a city. he's here on his book tour. thank you very much. well, i would not have missed this evening for anything. you and i both know these things can be boring. not tonight. i like to read, since i'm back home from a tour. i would like to read the chapter that my editor wanted me to remove. i have to set it up for you. michael toliver is 5
have on our staff. we have a south asian managing director, south african artistic director, latino community out rich person. aside from the staff, the other people, artists that we work with being a reflection of us, yes, the community is changing, but brava has always tried to be ahead of that trend. when i came in, i tried to make it about the work that shows the eclectic mission district, as well as serving the mission. those are the types of things that i feel build one brava is all
the latino achievement gaps and it was really alarming. very disappointing the statistics that we heard today. as miss johnson mentioned we're asking that the housing authority hearings finally be made public, because we need more transparency this and we're asking for a right to return to public housing. we wrote legislation about that, so we have been spending tons of time in the community. >> miss selby. >> i just wanted to say what i want for this district, i don't have the advantage of actually being in office now, but what i want for this district is a safe and thriving district and i want a strong voice for neighborhoods at city hall. i'm the only mother who is running and when i win, i will be the only mother at the board of supervisors. i am the small business person, had my own small business for the last ten years. believe me, i know what this city does and doesn't do for small business and it can definitely do more. finally i believe i'm the only president of a neighborhood and merchant organization up here and i have worked hard to turn around the lower haight from one where pe
are not on track to graduate right now. and really especially about the disproportionate on the african, latino and other students. it is making, we are really making an effort to learn more about the plans to respond to this urgent problem. and it feels the parents like a crisis and actually i have been in a number of meetings and i am glad to say that the district is responding to it as a crisis and has an action plan in place for both the short-term and also we are glad to see some conversation about the longer term strategies to resolve the barriers to graduation that many students are facing, kind of institutional barriers. we have been participating in a lot of different meetings and just before the board meeting tonight i was in a meeting with the district staff had convened with a lot of community organizations that serve youth, and certain familis in different parts of the city. which was great. and i know that there are many, there is the task force, the graduation requirements task force and the select committee with the board of supervisors and the board of education working togethe
part has to do with having in front of you a very odd-looking sort of leprechaunish -- latino leprechaun. as a matter of fact, in my novel that margaret spoke about, about jazz, in it, billy farrell, who is one of a very large number of characters, is a jazz pianist and before he begins playing a black leprechaun appears to him, mr. mcginniss so you can assume it's the ghost of mr. mcginniss. as margaret said, in 1949 we came to the south bronx, which was an irish neighborhood, mostly. i was sort of a spaced-out kid, destined obviously to be a poet. i was this big at 13 and i was a good rollerskater and the kids were amazed and they befriended me. after a while, they recognized that i had some sort of athletic ability and because i was so spaced out, they mistook it for great courage and if they pushed me, i pushed them back. it was just like a game. so they took to me and asked me to join the shamrocks. i even changed my name from ed vega to ed mcveigh. and this is how they passed me off because most of the teams they played were other irish kids. this was a regular football
and leagueo and diversex including harvey milk democraticwggñ1! club wallenberg jewish, latino democraticó african-american democratic club and thekx chargest chinesey(úvzh newspaper 9 i am deeply honored to have such a broad base of support but= win reelection and continue working on behalf of san francisco's working families i need yourkn help. big landlords, real estate developers and downtown special interests are flooding the richió thousands of dollars in a campaign7wuz and hidep!i real reason for opposing me because i stand up for you andf: neighborhoods' needs first. with your help we can set the record straight, #<>! your vote and the votes of your family we can fight off the special interesta81a and4n continue the progress over the past four years, to restore f+yj richmond and put san francisco back on the right track. thank you so much for your time and >> hello. my name is joeyÑfk butler. i am a candidate for supervisor in district 3. my wife and i are 9 celebrate our 25th wedding annivers
underserved communities. for example, 35% of our borrowers are hispanic or latino. 22% african-american. 60% free mail, and 30% immigrant. -- 60% female. types of businesses -- we will make loans as small as $500 and as large as $100,000. they can range from home-based very small businesses like child care, people selling in the flea market, on up to janitorial, landscaping, restaurants, dry cleaners, and in some cases, small manufacturers. we sometimes bridges of it in even larger transactions if we think there's community benefits, we might wind collectively with the city's working solutions fund or with another lender. so far, -- and we work throughout the bay area. we work in four bay area counties, said francisco obviously being one of the importance, but also said the clara, san mateo, alameda. we have laid out over $15 million to bay area businesses with a medium loan size of about $7,000 -- median loan size of about $7,000. who do we work with? principally, we want to work with businesses that have at least one year of sales history. we will look at start of businesses in the case w
including harvey milk democrati! club, wallenberg jewish, latino democraticó african-american democratic club and thekx chargest chinesey(úvzh newspaper 9 i am deeply honored to have such win reelection and continue working on behalf of san francisco's working families i need yourkn help. big landlords, real estate developers and downtown special interests are flooding the richió thousands of dollars in a campaign7wuz i real reason for opposing me because i stand up for you andf: neighborhoods' needs first. with your help we can set the vote and the votes of your family we can fight off the special interesta81a and4n continue the progress ovr the past four yef+yj richmond t san francisco back on the right track. thank you so much for your time andi >> hello. my name is joeyÑfk butler. i am a candidate for supervisor in district 3. celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. we met, married, and raised our i am an architect, and small business owner. i havm 29 years, first on russian hill, i am running to be a positive unifying force for oursqúk÷ neighborhoods. in 1995, i, and three
, communities of color, you have gay african-american men, latino men infected on a daily basis. people forget we still have people dying of aids. i had a close friend of mine who recently passed away of aids, michael goldstein, and he was an advocate for hiv prevention for finding a cure for hiv. and you can think of so many michael goldsteins. and dr. colfax and other people mentioned that. their memory lives on. and i think that we owe it to them to continue to recommit ourselves, rededicate ourselves to making sure that we prevent the spread of this disease, and that we do find a cure for this disease. and i just think about, you know, the possibilities with this building. this could well be the place where we do find a cure for aids. and if it's going to happen anywhere, why wouldn't it happen in san francisco? we have always led the way on so many different things. you know, the city of harvey milk is a city that has always recognized the dignity and humanity of every person and it's in line with that spirit that we are here today. and i do want to thank our mayor because as supervisor w
-american and latino students attending lois-performing schools is not identified. because of this astonishing numbers of failing students. two months ago coleman members presented at this committee and spoken for part of funds for in-school credit options for students failing a through g classes. as it stands approximately 20% of graduating classes of 2014 and 2015 are not on track to graduating, meaning they failed one or more a through g classes. 20%. this means one in five over incoming sophomores and juniors will not graduate. one in five students, these are future business owners, doctors, tech company entrepreneurs, future city commissioners and futer city supervisors and they will not be graduating. this is unacceptable in a world class city such as san francisco whose budget increased by $500 million this year alone. on tuesday board of education identified an additional $500,000, which includes $200,000 from dcyf for credit recovery options and we want to thank the board of education for this leadership. $500,000 is a step in the right direction but sadly not nearly enough in the face of the
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